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Webinar To Address Network Provider Status Under Hospital Fee Program

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On March 14 from 9-10:30 a.m. (PT), the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will host a second webinar to provide guidance to health plans and hospitals on changes to the network provider requirements under the Hospital Fee Program.

In January, DHCS implemented new requirements  for “network provider” status, impacting eligibility for directed payment under the Hospital Fee Program. While the department has granted certain flexibilities for state fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19, these new changes are significant and will become effective on July 1, 2019.

CHA encourages all hospitals to participate and submit questions. This is an important opportunity to obtain clarity on the network provider changes and how they will impact future hospital fee directed payment programs.